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WORLD
July 22, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in India on Monday afternoon, the first U.S. vice president to visit in decades. The four-day visit is designed to strengthen ties and lay the groundwork for a planned summit between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Obama this fall in Washington. After meeting senior Indian officials in the capital of New Delhi, the vice president will travel to Mumbai, the nation's financial hub, to deliver a speech urging both sides to boost economic ties well beyond the current $100 billion in annual U.S. - India trade.
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NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, dove headlong into her first run for political office Tuesday, announcing an unusual bid to unseat Wyoming's incumbent Republican senator, Mike Enzi. Cheney, 46, who moved from Virginia to Wyoming last year to assay a possible run, made her intentions known in a six-minute YouTube video released 30 minutes after Enzi declared his intentions to seek a fourth term. The Republican lacerated President Obama and “his liberal allies” - after going on at some length about her family's deep Wyoming roots - but never mentioned the name of her opponent, a reliable and well-liked conservative.
SPORTS
July 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Ron Hextall , the legendary Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who has been the Kings' vice president/assistant general manager for seven years, is returning to Philadelphia as the team's assistant GM/director of hockey operations. Although the move might appear to be lateral, there is speculation that Hextall, 49, could ultimately replace Flyers GM Paul Holmgren . Under Kings GM Dean Lombardi , Hextall was highly thought of as an executive, serving as a liaison to the club's top minor league team, the Manchester (N.H.)
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers had a big day Wednesday when they introduced Doc Rivers, who became the team's coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. The Clippers hope to have another big day Thursday during the NBA draft. They have a first-round pick at No. 25, a selection the Clippers hope will benefit the team. PHOTOS: Doc Rivers introduced as Clippers coach Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, said they enter the draft looking for an athletic and defensive-minded wing player, or someone with a good outside shot who can help improve their bench.
NATIONAL
June 18, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden, seeking to reinvigorate the White House's stalled gun safety push, touted incremental progress Tuesday in nearly two dozen executive actions pledged by the administration in January. In a speech to administration officials, members of Congress and gun control advocates at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Biden also tried to goad Congress to act on the issue, vowing that White House and gun control supporters would continue to press for new firearms laws.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden - the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I've spoken at more eulogies than I'd like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R. Lautenberg, the late Democratic senator from New Jersey and Biden's former colleague. “I advise you all … Never make a good eulogy.  You'll be asked again and again and again.” In the past, the role of a vice president has often been dismissed as one limited to casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate and attending funerals of dignitaries and foreign heads of state.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, said Friday that Chris Paul shouldn't be blamed for the dismissal of Coach Vinny Del Negro, saying it was an "organizational decision. " Sacks also said that Paul won't play a major role in deciding who the Clippers' next coach will be. There have been reports that Paul was angry because the Clippers' organization was letting him take all the heat for Del Negro's departure. "It was my conclusion that a change needed to be made" and that the Clippers needed a new coach, Sacks told The Times in a phone interview.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Bagpipes wailed, law enforcement badges were striped in black, and a squadron of state police helicopters flew by as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and hundreds of officers from around the country paid their respects Wednesday to Sean Collier, one of their own. At an outdoor memorial service for the 27-year-old campus police officer, Vice President Joe Biden called the brothers accused of killing Collier and detonating the...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2013 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
The leadership of the Los Angeles teachers union is roiled over whether its officials made a private deal with a Board of Education candidate whom critics view as an ally of anti-labor forces. The dispute centers on an alleged understanding worked out between candidate Antonio Sanchez and Gregg Solkovits, a union vice president. According to people with knowledge of the matter, Solkovits has said that Sanchez, if he wins, would let United Teachers Los Angeles choose his chief of staff.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Gary Sacks , the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, wanted to put an end to speculation about Coach Vinny Del Negro's future. Sacks said that the organization supports Del Negro and that officials are happy with how the team has played. "Our head coach and his staff have done a terrific job here," Sacks told The Times on Monday night. "They deserve a huge amount of credit for the way the team has played and the way our roster has developed. " Del Negro is in the final year of his contract, leading to speculation that his future with the Clippers is uncertain.
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